Lea Dorothea Dippold

The LYRICS come from music titles that have strongly influenced her generation - songs that oppress women and yet were played on the radio every day (Example: Aqua - Barbie Girl „Make me walk, make me talk, do whatever you please. I can act like a star, I can beg on my knees“) on the transformation of Hip-Hop as a subculture into the epitome of pop culture (Example: Drake - Know Yourself „I pray the fakes get exposed. I pray the real live forever“) How formative can such influences be on youth culture and individuals? What does it do to a young woman, when songs like Anaconda by Nicki Minaj are constantly playing on the radio, containing sentences like „I let him hit it cause he slang cocaine“? Embroidering the lyrics on linen creates a new context and space to internalize what they represent individually.

Lea Dorothea Dippold uses media like video, textile and sound. Her works mainly deal with the ideas of (online) beauty and (re-)presentation, femininity and the impact of digitalisation on our current condition of (western) society.

She currently lives and works in London, Great Britain and studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Leipzig. In addition to her independent artistic practice, she works as a curator for the non-profit art association Fonda in Leipzig, Germany.